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    "Othello." New Haven, US: Yale University Press (2005): 259. ProQuest ebrary. Web. 1 Nov. 2016. The author, Bloom, firmly establishes the multiple occasions that racism is a major element in the play Othello. He describes the intended reason the character, "Othello", is a colored man, rather than similar color to the other characters. He clearly states his opinion on his belief that Shakespeare is perhaps a racist man. He proves his belief by mentioning the several scenarios Shakespeare incorporates into the play, conveying stereotypes pointing towards colored individuals. For instance, "Othello", a colored man, plays the role of a "wife murder" and "jealous moor". This provides evidence…

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    The Best Novel Deserve Award Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry The idea of literary prizes come from the Nobel Prizes in 1901. Literary prizing has been surrounded in its sales, and in an advertisment, not always for the production of Literature. The prizes of children's literature affected and have multiple features for cultural practices. During the eighteenth century, John Newbery, the Medal has been awarded annually to 'the most distinguished contribution to American literature for…

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    interested in writing poetry and literature at an early age because his parent’s background was in artist and the teaching profession. They worked for a small school on the reservation. According to the text, “Momaday’s mother instilled in him the value of a bicultural education that would open the future without closing off his native heritage.” (Baym, 146) The narrative depicts Momaday as a modernist/regional writer,…

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    successful. However, starting in 1977, the book was challenged and even banned from many school districts due to the themes presented by the novel such as profanity, rape, and most importantly, racism (American Literature Association). Challenges and critiques of the novel were common up until the mid 2000s, but To Kill A Mockingbird was banned because of the timeframe it was published in, and the failure of the censor’s part to really understand the message that Harper Lee was trying to convey.…

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    Can American Literature not be viewed as a reflection upon the way Americans lived throughout our relatively short history? Does the canon not act as if it is a museum, which can render the totality of American life in all its integrity and abhorrence? When reading this anthology, the reader will become aware of the role race plays in American Literature. While I will be evaluating the canon, this anthology's outcome will be to expose the way race and American Literature coincide and why. The…

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    Nancy Paul Eng. 200 Calley Hornbuckle, PhD October 21, 2017 Part I (Summary Sentence) “Analysis of a poem in terms of themes and rhetorical strategies” was written by an unknown author, agues the Claude McKay poem "If We Must Die", portrays the conflicts between blacks and whites in America and addresses the oppression and strong hate for blacks during the 20th Century, but through strength and the persistence that racism was more of a hindrance toward the goal of equal rights. Part II…

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    influential writers in the Harlem Renaissance era. Her whimsical and fictional novels have touched many readers and explore themes such as racism, sexism, poverty, and empowerment. In Norton’s Anthology of African American Literature, Hurston’s background sets up for her later success as an author and for the excerpt of “How it Feels to be Colored Me”. Zora grew up in an “all-colored” town called Eatonville, Florida where her father was the mayor. She experienced relative freedom as a young…

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    actually know about. There probably is not a better way to understand and read the history of a culture. Unless, you read about from someone who has been through it themselves or knows another who has. In conclusion, the book Hidden Roots, by Joseph Bruchac, is about an eleven year old boy who gives his accounts of how he learned about his Native culture. The themes include racism and abuse of Native Americans, sterilization of women, lower income families, and domestic violence. The book gives…

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    Many writers in the 1920’s struggled with the change that they saw in the world, but there were also writers who wished to embrace and evoke the social amendments. A reoccurring theme in the literature of this time is exploring individuality and having pride in who you are. This includes things such as living in the present, moving past racism and redefining gender roles. Examples of this theme can be found in many works written around the 1920’s, including The Great Gatsby, poetry by Edna St.…

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    Who would have thought that the mot famous author of the 1960s and Pulitzer Prize winner would have ended up never marrying? Who will she leave her fortune to? This author was Harper Lee, a famous writer even today; she was a Modern/Post-Modern author known for basing her renowned novel To Kill A Mockingbird and Go Set A Watchman on her childhood. Her novels were able to depict the despairing and terrible events of the 1930s, by using real-life events, symbols, and themes. Lee reveals the…

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